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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,014 People

    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I hate feeling depressed

    and haven't to put a smile on my face and pretend everything is okay when really it isn't I just want to runway and cry I wish I had someone to talk but I'm afraid to let my friends know how I really feel I'm afraid they will judge me
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I'm all alone in the world,

    surrounded by hundreds of people all day long, yet I'm drowning so fast. I have no one to reach out to but maybe someone here will hear my cry for help, before I make a horrible mistake again.
    ashthenerd ashthenerd 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder is cutting yourself the only

    form of self harm? What about people who drink constantly even though it does so much damage to your body , aren't they harming themselves ? What about those who do drugs to fight the pain , despite the affect it has on their brain and the risk of a possible overdose and death...
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I've got an exam and a concert today.

    I hate choir. I hate exams. I hate competitions. I hate it all. It all feels like judgement to me. Like by getting involved I give people the right to judge me, to tell me what's wrong and what's right. Even on this site, just posting up stuff on here. Someone is going to be a...
    kwellanique kwellanique 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 31

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    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I feel so empty. No one notices

    that I'm dead inside. I know a lot of people hide it with a smile on their faces cause it's easier that way. Looking for a way out is much easier than finding your purpose. It's hard to feel nothing.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Turns out I have social anxiety.

    T-T this explains a lot.
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 36 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I've come to realize

    that I call out my own flaws and call myself ugly so I don't hear it from someone else..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    I seriously can not take life right now.

    .. Why is it that when I finally open myself up a bit, it always goes wrong. It's such a waste of time everything. I don't want anything on this world anymore. I'm done.
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    There r like 5 year olds depressed now

    and r on medication. My little cuzin just turned 6! Somethin is wrong cuz thats not rite.
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I really do feel like I'm battling it.

    I'm putting up a good fight. My education and career are absolutely on the right track. I can be positive in public, but as soon as I'm left alone with myself the battle begins. This is the one time in my life that I should not feel depressed. Things are going right except for...
    theoneleftme theoneleftme 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I don't know why I am here tonight,

    confessing to a room of strangers. Sure they've wondered in the darkness like I have, but can they understand me? Now I've been alone most of my life. The people I talk to, I set up mental barriers to stop them for getting to know me. I stay alone, trapped in my apartment, I...
    Darkenedwounds Darkenedwounds 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Therapy update: went back to the first

    therapist I ever saw.. She didn't seem to remember me much, which is understandable since it had been about a year since we last talked. I opened up about my sadness and my lack of inhibitions when it comes to the consequences of things I do. I don't think she noticed my subtle...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    So I've been having a whole lot of depression

    issues, even issues that I'm scared that's going to lead me to kill myself. I just need someone to talk to them about, so my daddy's taking time out of his busy schedule to spend a daddy-daughter day with me :) He's truly the best step-dad anyone could have. He's been there when...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Black-and-white. That's all she can say.

    Everything she looks that, everyone she comes into contact with, everywhere she goes, just black-and-white. Yes or no; is or isn't, good or evil. Never in between. That kind of thing doesn't exist. Gray is in a color in her mind. She can love or hate. Never at the same time. It...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel like sub-consciously I like

    being sad. It's hard not understanding why you can't be happy. But then I think well some people are meant to be sad so that others can be happy, maybe it's just life balancing itself out. All I know for sure is it comes and goes as it pleases and I really hope one day it just...
    FelBaby FelBaby 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    To be honest if it wasn't

    for my friends and family, I would have ended my life a long time ago without thinking twice about it. I hate living for some reason, it's strange because I don't have much to be upset about but I still cry myself to sleep most nights. The only reason I'm still here is for the...
    Glo59 Glo59 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I’m not crazy. I’m not dumb.

    I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t need to be taught a lesson. I don’t need to be ridiculed. I don’t need to be taken advantage of because I am vulnerable and reach out to the wrong...
    FadingStar17 FadingStar17 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    All I want to do is go hide

    or runaway n crys
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone i just don't know what to do

    anymore i just feel like the world would be better off if i was not here i feel so worthless and useless just a waste of space like i can do nothing right i was unfriended by 100 people today and i don't know why i do not know what i did but i would not be surprised if i did...
    SophieeChapman SophieeChapman 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's like, I want to get up

    and shower, And dry my hair, And curl it, And apply my makeup, But there's this tiny part of me, That screams no, And this tiny voice controls most of me And I listen And I don't shower And I don't dry my hair And curl it And apply my makeup Instead I lay here Smelling of...
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be alive.

    I feel tortured. I feel like breathing & living right now...is torture. Sleep was my escape. At least I didn't have to deal with the world or thoughts or anything while I was sleeping. Now I can't, for some reason I can't sleep. And I just want to be dead. This sounds so dark...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's snowing. The first real snow of the season.

    Snow makes me happy. The white flakes the smell in the air just the beauty all around of snow. I'm trying harder than I have in the past few weeks to feel that happy feeling right now but I can't. I just want to leave work and run under my covers. I used to be able to fake...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 8 mins ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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